Good Ol’ Aussie Damper

Good Ol’ Aussie Damper

A great day for a batch of Damper today. For our international friends Damper is the traditional bush bread of Australia.
In colonial Australia, stockmen developed the technique of making damper out of necessity. Often away from home for weeks, with just a camp fire to cook on and only sacks of flour as provisions, a basic staple bread evolved. It was originally made with flour and water and a good pinch of salt, kneaded, shaped into a round, and baked in the ashes of the campfire or open fireplace. It was eaten with pieces of fried dried meat, sometimes spread with golden syrup, but always with billy tea or maybe a swig of rum.

Here at Emu Ridge, we love doing things the old Aussie way, we even make our Eucalyptus Oil the same way they did 100 years ago! Why change something that works so well! It’s important to keep those traditions alive, it makes up our history and we are very proud to tell our visitors about our history.

So, if you find yourself camping on Kangaroo Island, give the Damper a go.

Make sure to check out our other blog on camping

Kangaroo Island Gourmet Gallop

The Kangaroo Island Gourmet Gallop is on today and I’m sure many are enjoying the delicious food and fun at the races, this is just a practice ready for the big one in February. I see Sally Morris in this pic today, last years winner in the Fashion of the fields  I wonder who will win this years?

For details on the races and a great competition, worth $1684.00!! see this link .